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Over the past 31 years, the fine folks at Car and Driver have nominated 10 cars on the market to its annual “10Best” list. For the second year in a row the Audi A6 and A7 sedans, as well as the S6 and S7, were deemed one of the “10Best” vehicles on sale in North America by the publication. Due to the numerous shared structural parts and powertrain elements of the A6 and A7, Car and Driver considers the two cars to be one and the same, allowing nine other vehicles to nab spots on the magazine’s “10Best” list.

Car and Driver praises the pair of Audis for their performance, handling and overall quality. As the magazine notes, “In a recent comparison test, the S6 put the hurt on the vastly more powerful BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG. On the road, the S6 is an inexhaustible cannon, more cohesive and less fiddly than cars costing an additional $20,000. Audi’s modus operandi for the non-S varieties is basically the same, minus 110 horsepower.”

Of course, current owners of any Audi know the praise given to the duo is by no means a surprise. Audi’s technological developments, luxurious accouterments and standout performance have always been staples of the brand. Nonetheless, receiving a “10Best” award by Car and Driver is high praise for the two cars that compete against the likes of the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, two cars that did not make Car and Driver’s “10Best” cut. To learn more about the Audi A6 or A7, or the sportier S6 and S7, stop by Royal Oak Audi today. And to read about what other vehicles Car and Driver nominated to its 2013 “10Best” list go to